Top Stories

Top Stories

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Twenty-six years. 53,000 teachers. 46,000 alumni. Millions of kids. That's a lot of students, and a lot of people working in and out of the classroom to expand educational opportunities in America. And everyone's got a story. Here is the place to share them. Email us if you have a story to share.

 

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Inside TFA
By Molly Brennan
August 17, 2017
If you're considering applying for Teach For America, but aren't actually sure if you're eligible, keep reading!
One Day
By Susan Brenna
August 17, 2017
Students who started college but never earned degrees are given another shot, thanks to innovative hybrids
Inside TFA
By Molly Brennan
August 16, 2017
We receive a lot of questions about what to expect during Teach For America’s interview day. Who better to tell you about what to expect than other applicants?
Alumni
August 3, 2017
Shiroy Aspandiar (Houston ’10) is a co-founder of One Jump, a non-profit organization that curates one of the largest databases of enrichment opportunities—the kind of experiences that can transform a young life.
One Day
By Paula Ann Solis
August 2, 2017
Hollywood hasn’t done a great job reflecting America’s diversity back to its audience. Tamila Gresham shares how a student inspired her to try to change that, some of her favorite shows, and a season four OITNB spoiler (beware!)
Inside TFA
By The TFA Editorial Team
July 31, 2017
Ready to apply to Teach For America? Prepare with some of our top application tips.
Education & Issues
By The TFA Editorial Team
July 26, 2017
How Manny Lamarre (Miami-Dade '09) is expanding economic opportunity in the Silver State.
Inside TFA
By Sean Waldheim
July 25, 2017
Learn more about the application to join our 2018 corps.
Inside TFA
By The TFA Editorial Team
July 20, 2017
Teach For America is proud of the impact our DACA leaders have made on our corps, communities, and country. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about the program, and how you can get involved.
One Day
By Paula Ann Solis
July 19, 2017
At the age of 11, Esther Mulder (Jacksonville ’08) was placed in foster care. Spurred by those who believed in her, today she’s a public defender. Follow her remarkable path.
Students & Communities
July 19, 2017
Roland Wang (Houston ‘15) never felt truly connected with the AAPI community until attending a life-changing summit.
Alumni
July 12, 2017
How two Spanish teachers in the Appalachia region of Kentucky launched a global service organization to help their students see the world.
One Day
By Paula Ann Solis
July 11, 2017
For Jordan and Maria, a summer institute romance was only the beginning.
One Day
By Carl Finer
June 29, 2017
Meet the exceptional students of RISE High who are re-imagining what high school should look like.
Education & Issues
By The TFA Editorial Team
June 28, 2017
A look at the collective impact Teach For America alumni are having at Blackstone Valley Prep.
One Day
By Paula Ann Solis
June 22, 2017
Students building houses and earning scholarships. A project to hack school. Help for special education teachers. Meet the winners of Teach For America’s 2017 Social Innovation Awards.
Alumni
June 21, 2017
Taylor Toynes is leading a movement to bring change and hope to Oak Cliff.
One Day
By Ting Yu
June 21, 2017
As oversight of New Orleans schools shifts once again, Kunjan Narechania knows that everyone is watching, and the stakes are high.
One Day
By Tim Kennedy
June 16, 2017
Brought to Texas as a child, Priscilla Aguilar Lumbreras had to be tenacious to get to where she is as a teacher. She's not giving up.
Education & Issues
By Tim'm West
June 13, 2017
Tim'm T. West, who heads Teach For America's LGBTQ+ Community Initiative, shares the progress made over the past three years and the work to be done in improving outcomes for LGBTQ students.

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